The Malta Independent 20 October 2021, Wednesday

Average basic salary is €16,082 in Malta

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 15:13 Last update: about 8 years ago

The average annual basic salary of employees for the third quarter of 2014 was estimated at €16,082, according to the NSO’s Labour Force Survey.

The highest average annual basic salary for employees was recorded in financial and insurance activities.

Average annual salaries varied from €26,552 among managers to €10,676 among elementary staff.

Labour Force Survey estimates indicate that, during the third quarter, total employment stood at 184,355 accounting for 51.6 per cent of the population aged 15 and over.

Unemployed persons stood at 11,440 (3.2 per cent) while inactive persons totalled 161,663 (45.2 per cent).

The activity rate for the quarter under review was estimated at 67.5 per cent. When compared to the previous year, the activity rate among men increased by 0.6 percentage points and the activity rate among women increased by 2.9 percentage points.

The highest activity rate was recorded among persons aged 25-54 (80.0 per cent).

The Employed Population

On average, out of every 100 persons aged 15 to 64, 64 were employed.

This rate increased by 2.1 percentage points when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013.

The highest employment rate was recorded among persons aged between 25 and 54 and stood at 76.4 per cent.

Employed men were mostly engaged in wholesale and retail trade, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities (30.8 per cent).

On the other hand, at 36.4 per cent, employed women were mostly engaged in Public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities. Self-employed persons accounted for 13.9 per cent of the total employed population.

The majority of employed persons worked on a full-time basis and totalled 151,322.

An estimated 26,393 (14.3 per cent) had a part-time job as their primary employment. A further 6,640 were working on full-time with reduced hours basis.

This amount refers to the annual basic salary and excludes extra payments such as overtime, bonuses and allowances, as explained in the methodological notes.

The Unemployed Population

Survey results estimate that the unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2014, stood at 5.8 per cent.

The largest share of unemployed persons was recorded among persons aged 25 and over.

Among the unemployed, 47.0 per cent stated that they had been seeking work for at least 12 months.

Unemployment at a record low – Labour Party

In its reaction to the survey, the Labour Party said unemployment is at a record low in Malta. The country also has the third lower unemployment rate in the EU, the Party said.


It said that more jobs are being created under the Labour government. 

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